Oh My Dog!

Oh My Dog!

Many times there is a doggy-friend who, after the bride and groom, is the most important personality at the wedding. In our consultations, we often ask if there is a special animal friend who should be included in the photos, because we KNOW that is a picture that you will miss after your wedding if you don’t get it! Dogs are best friends, and dear family members and should be included in ALL celebrations, as these buddies would like to think! We’ve shot weddings where the dogs are the best men, maid-of-honors, ring bearers, and flower girls, and we’ve learned that some dogs take their wedding position very seriously. We’ve known weddings who have changed venues because their dog wasn’t allowed to walk down the aisle. We’ve photographed excited, anxious, and nervous dogs. Many dogs are camera shy! And we will never forget when the dog ran away, WITH the rings (no worries, she was found before the ceremony)!
So please, bring your dog and count on a few pictures with your baby. A dog is definitely a special and honored guest at a wedding when they are included. So here’s to wedding dogs and Happily Fur-ever After!!!

For the Love of the Restaurants

For the Love of the Restaurants

I love the restaurants that I work with at weddings and during catered wedding receptions. I love the beautiful presentation of food and the little details of deliciousness. I love the elegance of a lovely atmosphere that hosts a wedding and I love the people who bend over backwards for the married couple. After picking up food from an elegant, local favorite tonight, I’m sending so much love to all of the restaurant owners and staff tonight. Covid-19 has been hard on all of us, but especially the restaurants. How quickly everything changes and how I can’t wait to photograph this beautiful part of weddings again.

Class of 2020

Class of 2020

“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” –Dr. Suess

I knew SOMETHING would make me inspired to start blogging again. Whew, the last few months have been rough! Am I right?!

The Class of 2020…bonded forever from a pandemic… This was a very special shoot for me because it’s my nephew. I shot this over several visits to Abq from Oct to February. Before Covid. How did we get this done before Covid? SO MANY seniors still haven’t had their senior shoot done. So many seniors wont have a senior shoot done this year, because everything is different. I’ve cried for this senior class and I’ve laughed with this senior class. I’ve joined Zoom graduation parties online and watched commencement celebrations done online by the best of the best. My heart hurts for this senior class. I can’t imagine not giving my friends hugs on my graduation day. But in the long run, it’s a really good story. And no one will ever forget what they were doing in the spring of 2020. And while everyone else went on with their lives as much as normal, the seniors graduated, and are moving onto a really big adventure no matter what the next step is. So Congrats to Josiah and to all of these other amazing seniors and cheers to many awesome days ahead. Love you!!!

Betsy Musselman for District Court Judge

Betsy Musselman for District Court Judge

It’s an honor to be the official photographer for Betsy Musselman’s campaign for district court judge! Although we did it in a blizzard, we still captured some great head-shots of this experienced candidate. I am already looking forward to our next shoot and documenting a few political events along the way!

–Betsy Musselman for District Court Judge, Division 2, Raton
“I have lived and practiced law in northern New Mexico for 37 years. I specialize in family law, collaboration, mediation and domestic violence, and practice in the fields of civil and criminal law.
I was the Domestic Relations Hearing Officer and the Domestic Violence Commissioner in the 8th Judicial Distric Court for Taos, Colfax, and Union Counties for nine years.
My experience has given me a thorough understanding of the law and I strive to make northern New Mexico a place where citizens know they will be treated honestly and fairly.”

Autumn Wedding at Taos Gorge Bridge

Autumn Wedding at Taos Gorge Bridge

This bride and groom had a beautiful wedding ceremony which honored the marigolds and the orange and black traditional colors of the El Dia de los Muertos celebration. They had their best friends and family with them on this celebration during the golden hour. The sun danced in the shadows and gave us a lot of creative light to play with. The bride was all smiles and the ceremony was complete with a knot-tying ceremony. The officiant was a dear friend of the bride’s and came from out of town. Congratulations to fun couple, Amy and Ross!

Angel Fire Wedding in Autumn

Angel Fire Wedding in Autumn

This bride and groom planned their destination wedding on the perfect October weekend, when the autumn leaves were in their height of their color! The Angel Fire resort was stunning with gold leaves dusting the ground with beauty and texture. The bride’s autumn bouquet choice was vivid and brilliant with the surrounding fall foliage. The air was still during the ceremony on what was otherwise a breezy afternoon. Congratulations to this lovely couple on their perfect autumn wedding day!

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